Monkey Selfie Settlement

Sep 21, 2017 By: Maria Mitchell

In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed an action in the Northern District of California against David Slater. The action

What is the legal status of Westworld’s “hosts”?

Nov 16, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

If you’re anything like me, while watching HBO’s “Westworld,” you’ve regularly pondered the legal status of these androids, or “hosts” as they’re known within the series.

Jon Snow: Heir to the Iron Throne?

Jun 29, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

A lot has happened during this season’s “Game of Thrones.” How have the various legal claims to the Iron Throne fared since last year?

Santa Claus: Benefactor or Burglar?

Dec 16, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Is Santa committing a crime for entering homes uninvited and consuming the edibles therein?

The legal barriers to the technology of the 2015 of “Back to the Future”

Oct 21, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If it’s any consolation for our own 2015’s lack of hoverboards and Mr. Fusions, there are a host of legal problems that would arise with a number of the developments depicted in Back to the Future’s 2015.

Legal Implications of a “Walking Dead”-like Zombie Apocalypse

Oct 9, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Under our current legal system, a zombie likely wouldn’t be classified as being “dead” or “undead” at all, raising a host of potential legal complications.

What legal rights would intelligent extraterrestrials have?

Aug 21, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If humanity encountered intelligent extraterrestrial life, what legal rights would these aliens have?

Why Frozen makes no sense from a legal perspective

Aug 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yes, it’s a children’s movie, but that doesn’t necessarily excuse the legal nonsense in the plot.

Who has the strongest legal claim to the Iron Throne?

Jun 18, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If you’re an attorney and watch Game of Thrones, the thought may have crossed your mind more than once, “Who has the strongest legal claim to the Iron Throne?”

How can the Fifty Shades contract be enforced?

Jul 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The previous post about the Fifty Shades of Grey contract concluded it is valid and legally enforceable. But which provisions are enforceable?

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